Alta Vista, KS Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Alta Vista, Kansas - Basic Facts

The City of Alta Vista had a population of 465 as of July 1, 2016. Alta Vista ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Alta Vista is located at latitude 38.863 and longitude -96.489 in Wabaunsee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Alta Vista (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Wabaunsee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,457 feet.

The City of Alta Vista (GNIS ID: 2393931) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Alta Vista is located within Township of Garfield, a minor civil division (MCD) of Wabaunsee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Alta Vista population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Alta Vista: Altavista, Cable City.

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Alta Vista, KS Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 465
Population in Households 465
Population in Familes 381
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,302
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 198
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 134
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 226 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (64.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 52 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 28 (12.4%)
Median Home Value $80,128
Average Home Value $112,241


Median Household Income $44,270
Average Household Income $52,909
Per Capita Income $23,144
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.74% 0.6%
Households 0.75% 0.7%
Families 0.74% 0.74%
Median Household Income   -1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.72%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Alta Vista, KS - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Alta Vista to the other 671 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 309 54th
Population Density1 # 162 76th
Diversity Index2 # 491 27th
Median Household Income # 417 38th
Per Capita Income # 451 33rd

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